Speaker Date Topic
Andrew Ward May 23, 2018
Update/Fighting HIV via music
Update/Fighting HIV via music
Gov John Bell Edwards May 30, 2018
Budgetary challenges
Budgetary challenges

John Bel Edwards was sworn in as Louisiana’s 56th Governor on January 11, 2016.

John Bel Edwards grew up in the heart of Louisiana and graduated as valedictorian of his Amite High School class. Edwards was a 1988 Dean’s List graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After eight years of active duty with the U.S. Army as an airborne ranger, he went on to graduate Order of the Coif from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Governor Edwards’ political career started in 2008, when he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 72 in the Northshore region.

Governor Edwards is married to Donna Hutto. They live in Roseland, Louisiana, with their three children, Samantha Bel, Sarah Ellen and John Miller.

Patty Monju Jun 06, 2018
NORFI presentations
Ben Gothard Jun 13, 2018
Understand Facebook or perish
Understand Facebook or perish

Ben Gothard is a 23 year old serial entrepreneur, author and podcaster. His work has been published on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Apple book store. He has been featured in publications by The Huffington Post and  LSU. Put your hands together for the man who is going to turn your social media dreams into reality.”

Dr Harry J. Gould III Jun 20, 2018
Finally a cure for cancer
Finally a cure for cancer

Harry J. Gould III, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Tom Benson Professor of Neurology at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He received his MD from LSU and his PhD from Brown University. He has served as director of the LSU Comprehensive Pain Fellowship program and is on the Board of Directors of the American Pain Association and the Southern Pain Society.  He maintains a clinical practice and research program focused on the role of sodium channels in chronic pain and the treatment of advance-stage cancers.  He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences and Pain Medicine and has published a patient guide, Understanding Pain, for the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Gould’s research partner is Dr. Dennis Paul, a pharmacology professor also at LSU School of Medicine.  While researching the mechanisms involved in chronic pain in 2011, they discovered a potentially effective treatment for advanced cancer which they named Targeted Osmotic Lysis.  The next year they founded a company, Oleander Medical Technologies, here in New Orleans to further their research in order to take this treatment to market.


Election of officers Jun 27, 2018
Willie Fritz/Coach/Tulane Unv Football Jul 18, 2018
How to win
How to win

Hometown: Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

Wife: Susan.

Children: Wesley, Lainie and Brooke.

Played football at Pittsburg State in Kansas.

Been a Head Coach for 25 years at:

    •    Blinn Community College

    •    University of Central Missouri

    •    Sam Houston State University

    •    Georgia Southern University

    •    Tulane University

Career coaching record of 201-89-1.

Has had three players selected in the NFL draft since coming to Tulane.

In just two short seasons, Tulane University football head coach Willie Fritz has already made an immediate impact, providing the program with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and a winning culture, which has the Green Wave poised to make the 2018 season a year to remember on the uptown campus.


Congressman Steve Scalise Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Steven Moser/USM Provost/VP Academic affairs Sep 12, 2018

Steven R. Moser is the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at The University of Southern Mississippi. As the chief academic officer, Dr. Moser is responsible for leading the formulation and implementation of university-wide academic affairs policies relating to faculty hiring, retention, tenure, promotion and development. Since his appointment, he has overseen the restructuring of admission and retention programming at the university, and in 2016 began a campus-wide dialogue to restructure academic units under the Plan for Academic Reorganization: Vision 2020. Other initiatives include the expansion of data analytics in scheduling and fiscal management. 

Provost Moser joined the faculty at USM as an assistant professor of music in 1990. Since that time, he has risen through academic a Professor of Music in 2002.  He was appointed associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters in 2005, dean in 2012, and provost in 2015.

His primary area of creative scholarship and teaching is in music, adult music learning, and instrumental conducting. As a conductor, his ensembles were highly regarded in the Southeastern United States and in Europe, where they regularly performed.  He has guest conducted and adjudicated extensively across the United States.